Radical Islamic terrorism is an ideology that has inspired countless acts of brutal violence and led to the bloodshed of untold throngs of innocent people, and, to be frank, is one of the biggest threats facing the world today.
This issue is complex, which means that a solution to de-radicalize the individuals who get wrapped up in this belief system isn’t easily developed.
Thankfully, the police in Denmark might have just solved this problem with their new program: Hug a Terrorist.
According to Fox News Insider, Police in Denmark have set up a controversial new program to stop the spread of radicalization and terror attacks.
In Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, authorities are using a method referred to by some as the “hug a terrorist” or “hug a jihadi” model of de-radicalization.
They are trying to change the minds of potential Islamic extremists by supporting them and offering them kindness rather than treating them as outcasts and criminals.
“Dateline” reporter Evan Williams spoke with a man using the alias Jamal, who said he was so disenfranchised and angry with society he was considering leaving Denmark and becoming a terrorist.
“In my mind, I was like, ‘They treated me as a terrorist. If they want a terrorist, they will get a terrorist,’” he said.
Jamal then began talking with a person from the “hug a jihadi” program, where he was given a “safe place” to talk about how hard it is to be a Muslim in the country.
According to this “testimonial” Jamal, after getting an ear to hear his problems, suddenly changed his mind about being a terrorist.
If all of this sounds insane, that’s because it is, from top to bottom. Hugging a terrorist? Better hope they don’t have a suicide vest on.
Talk about sparks flying.